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Man convicted following hare coursing incident

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Man convicted following hare coursing incident

Date of alert:

Monday, 28 March 2022

Crime Ref:


Humberside Police

On Sunday 5 December 2021 a man was detained on suspicion of trespassing in search of game on land at Haisthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire.

As a result of a prompt response from our Rural Task Force last week, on Wednesday 23 March Mitchel Cannon (26) of Sleights, North Yorkshire pleaded guilty to the offence.

Following his appearance Mr Cannon was fined £300 and ordered to pay an additional £119 in surcharges and costs. His vehicle used during the incident was granted destruction following the incident.

Rural Task Force Officer Kevin Jones said: “This has been a fantastic result thanks to some really proactive teamwork in tackling wildlife crime.

“This result sends a very clear message to those who are thinking about coming into the East Riding of Yorkshire to commit wildlife crime.

“We will take action on every occasion and will look at utilising all the available legislation to prevent, deter and prosecute those who decide to engage in criminality around our countryside.

Man convicted following hare coursing incident

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